A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved.1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents...
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The Girl in the Letter Reviews
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I downloaded this book after stumbling across it whilst looking for some free kindle books. And what a hidden gem it was too! I read the book in two sittings and couldn’t wait to get home from work to find out how the story unfolded. A lovely read, despite some of the horrid tales.
I basically read this in about 3h...mind is still processing everything...review to follow.
What does a ghost do when insomnia sets in? ....go on Goodreads and catch up on reviews slightly overdue.
Anyone who's paid attention to my lists and profile will know I don't normally go for contemporary fiction, I like my authors dead like me...lol.
However, once in a blue moon a book comes along that catches my eye, the wind is blowing in the right direction and i find myself reading something like this i ...more
Amazing book. Left me thoughtful, shocked and with tears more than once. It won't leave my thoughts that fast for sure.
Oh my. What to say about this book. When I first saw the description it was one that absolutely appealed to me. Dual time, historical fiction – just the sort of book I love. What I wasn’t expecting was such an emotional, harrowing and dark read, bordering on the thriller genre.
The story begins with a prologue in 1959 and a letter from Ivy Jenkins addressed to someone called Elvira. This is the first of many heart-breaking letters that we see from Ivy. Ivy’s backstory is gradually revealed bu ...more
I received a free e-copy of The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis from Goodreads for my honest review.
Ivy Jenkins is sent to St. Margarets in 1956. She is pregnant but not married and her family is ashamed. She is told that when she has her baby, it will be adopted and then she gets to go back home.
In present-day, Sam, a mother and journalist is exhausted and needs a break in her career. She comes across a letter and decides to investigate the information in it. Further letters emerge come for ...more
Incredible writing from Emily Gunnis. I was absolutely gripped and couldn’t put this book down. A must read book for the Summer.
I cannot imagine how many hours of research went into the writing of The Girl in the Letter but it was certainly worth it as the book is completely compelling. The plot, the twists and the characters I know I will be thinking about for a long time. I was really emotional in parts and I also have a personal link to part of the plot but I certainly didn’t want the book t ...more
#TheGirlInTheLetter:theMostGripping,heartwrenchingPage-turnerOfTheYear #NetGalley Wow - what a harrowing and heart wrenching novel, even more so because, whilst this may be fictional, the events that happened at the Catholic mother and baby homes have been proven to be true. Lots of action that is gripping, intriguing and upsetting all at the same time. I enjoyed, if that is the right word, seeing the links between all the characters and how Sam finally got to the truth in the most heart breakin ...more